'Florida mom' petitions Toys R Us to remove 'dangerous' dolls from sale
Bryan Cranston has spoken out about the proposed move to ban Breaking Bad action figures from sale.
A concerned mother in Florida has petitioned the store chain Toys R Us to remove the dolls from sale.
According to the BBC, Susan Schrivjer has called for the toy retailer to stop selling the action figures in store and online, because they are a “dangerous deviation from their family friendly values”.
She argues the figures, some of which come with “a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth” are not suitable to be sold alongside “Barbie dolls and Disney characters”.
In response to Schrivjer’s campaign, Cranston tweeted: “‘Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.’ I’m so mad, I’m burning my Florida mom action figure in protest.”
Since the petition received press attention, Toys R Us appears to have removed the Breaking Bad dolls from sale on their US website. They were priced at $17.99 (£11.10).
Toys R Us have stated that the Breaking Bad toy packaging “clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up”. Schrivjer’s petition has received over 5,000 signatures of support so far.
Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul is set to air on American television in February next year.